ASC Response to SeaChoice Report Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification in Canada: Technical Report

Posted on September 12th 2017

As an organisation borne from a multi-stakeholder process and dedicated to transparency and ongoing improvements to our standards and processes, the ASC is pleased to receive input from those who…

ASC certified oyster farm winner of Japan Excellence Awards for Biodiversity 

Posted on August 24th 2017

The ASC certified oyster farm Miyagi Prefecture Fishery Cooperative Association in Japan has been awarded the fifth Japan Awards for Biodiversity by the AEON Environmental Foundation. In March 2016, the…

ASC launched Multi-Site Methodology

Posted on August 10th 2017

Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) has finalised and launched the methodology for multi-site certification. The new procedure will allow companies to certify more than one farm at a time through a…

ASC Seeks Inputs on Monitoring and Evaluation Programme

Posted on July 20th 2017

The Aquaculture Stewardship Council’s (ASC) mission is to transform aquaculture towards environmental sustainability and social responsibility using efficient market mechanisms that create value across the chain.  To ensure the programme…

ASC Certified Tilapia Recommended by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch ® Program

Posted on July 20th 2017

With the release of a new benchmark report today, Monterey Bay Aquarium has recognised Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certified tilapia as equivalent or better to their Seafood Watch yellow rating—the…

Press Release: Aquaculture Stewardship Council Salmon Recommended by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch ® Program

Posted on June 5th 2017

The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is pleased to announce today that with the release of a new benchmark report, the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program now recognises the ASC…

First Draft of Tropical Marine Finfish Standard Open for Public Consultation

Posted on June 1st 2017

The Tropical Marine Finfish Standard has been handed over to the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC), by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and is now open for public consultation. The standard focuses…

The ASC Opens Public Consultation for Three Standards

Posted on June 1st 2017

The ASC has just launched the first of two 30-day public comment periods for three new standards-   the ASC Flatfish Standard; the ASC Sea Bass, Sea Bream and Meagre Standard;…

ASC meets Sociedad Nacional Galapagos

Posted on May 29th 2017

The Ecuadorian shrimp aquaculture company Sociedad Nacional Galapagos (SONGA) received ASC certification for its cluster farms Bonanza Farm and Roblemar Farm. The certificate was handed over to SONGA by Guillermo…

Pangasius farm Vam Nao 2 achieves ASC certification

Posted on May 22nd 2017

Vam Nao 2 has achieved certification against the ASC pangasius standard for responsible aquaculture after assessment by independent certifier Bureau Veritas. The farm is based in Vietnam’s An Giang Provence…

ASC Builds Momentum in Americas with Appointment of Peter Redmond

Posted on May 10th 2017

The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) today announced that Peter Redmond has been appointed Vice President of Market Development for their operations in North America. Peter is a seafood industry veteran…

MSC and ASC welcome Lidl to discuss the power of partnerships

Posted on April 26th 2017

The MSC and ASC join leading seafood producers and buyers at the Seafood Futures Forum to discuss how partnerships are driving positive, global change and keeping seafood supplies secure. Brussels…

Completion of Standards Review, GSSI Benchmark Process Among Recent Developments at ASC

Posted on April 18th 2017

In only its seventh year of operation, the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) has experienced steady growth and been recognised as one of the most highly regarded certification schemes in the…

The Aquaculture Stewardship Council Looks Forward to Seafood Expo Global

Posted on April 14th 2017

Amid a period of continued robust growth, The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is gearing up for another exciting Seafood Expo Global in Brussels from 25 to 27 April. For the…

Piscifactoria Del Alba is first to achieve ASC certification in Spain

Posted on April 13th 2017

Piscifactoria Del Alba is the first farm to gain ASC certification in Spain. The farm received the certificate after an audit performed by Acoura Marine Limited, which found the company…

First Scandinavian hotel group to offer their guests sustainable seafood

Posted on March 29th 2017

Norwegian owned Nordic Choice Hotel Group, comprised of five hotel chains, has obtained Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification for all its hotel restaurants in Norway…

A Focus on Feed at the ASC Partner Update Meeting

Posted on March 20th 2017

For the fifth consecutive year, the ASC opened the second day of Seafood Expo North America with a partner update meeting. In front of an early morning audience, the ASC…

In celebration of International Women”s Day: Michelle Bluhm of Marine Harvest shares her thought on women in seafood

Posted on March 8th 2017

International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) today one in two workers in the seafood…

The ASC and MSC open public consultation for the joint Seaweed Standard

Posted on March 2nd 2017

The MSC and ASC have just launched a second 60-day public consultation on the joint Seaweed standard. Interested parties are invited to view the proposed Seaweed Standard and share their…

Certified pangasius, a great choice

Posted on February 1st 2017

The Aquaculture Stewardship Council is sorry to see that a few retailers have decided to halt sales of pangasius. When farmed responsibly, and according to robust environmental and social criteria…

2017 ASC Auditor Training Courses

Posted on January 26th 2017

The ASC is glad to announce that the schedule for the 2017 ASC Auditor Training Courses is now public. For a quick overview, please visit our Auditor Training Courses 2017…

Oyster Farm is First to Gain ASC Certification in France

Posted on January 25th 2017

Huitres Favier Earl has become the first farm in France to achieve ASC certification. The French oyster producer received a cluster certification for its La Tremblade and Paimpol units. The…

A Happy Sustainable Seafood Day in Hong Kong

Posted on January 12th 2017

For the second consecutive year, the Happy Sustainable Seafood Day campaign was held during the Christmas season in Hong Kong. The campaign, which aims to increase consumer awareness of sustainable…

ASC has moved to a new temporary office

Posted on January 3rd 2017

We have moved to a new temporary office. Please see below the new address. HNK, Weg der Verenigde Naties 1 3527  KT Utrecht The Netherlands

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